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Kid Marine
Robert Pollard
Kid Marine
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1

1999 album from leader of Guided By Voices, recorded in fivedays and featuring appearances by former GBV members. 15 tracks.


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All Artists: Robert Pollard
Title: Kid Marine
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Recordhead Records
Original Release Date: 2/16/1999
Re-Release Date: 2/15/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 665998900123


Album Description
1999 album from leader of Guided By Voices, recorded in fivedays and featuring appearances by former GBV members. 15 tracks.

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Difficult but rewarding.
Adam Bertram | England | 03/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This LP meant nothing to me on the first few listens, I couldn't hear any tunes or find any redeeming features in the music.I thought that finally Pollard has released one album too many. But it crept up on me slowly and after a dozen spins it opened up and bloomed. Songs such as Enjoy Jerusalem!, Town of Mirrors and Flings of the Waistcoat Crowd have a complex and haunting structure that rank as high as anything in Pollard's career so far. Powerblessings stops me in my tracks with its beauty every time I hear it. When is this man going to stop making wonderful music? Not for a long time I hope."
To Bob be the Glory: Kid Marine Rocks!
Sylvia Seymour | Nevada County, CA | 03/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dayton OH's prolific Pollard, longtime genius behind Guided by Voices' Britpop bash and glimmer, walks a darker, more instrospective road with this first offering in the "Fading Captain" series. Achingly poignant and full of oceanic imagery, Pollard's got plenty to say about home, fame,isolation, tradition, and the passage of time. While listeners shouldn't expect to make complete sense of the album's abstract, sinuous poetry, it's a breathtaking, cathartic listen. Musically akin to Gabriel-era Genesis with flashes of Who-like acoustic brilliance, Kid Marine pleases both the ear and the heart. Get submerged."
Takes time.
Vanessa Griffiths | vancouver | 08/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Love it, love it, love it. BUT! I didn't love it until about the 5th listen - Aren't all the greatest records like that? I was careful to reserve judgement on this record like most records. Because while it may do nothing on first listen, that is because there are too many expectations on a first listen. Then, one day, you throw the album on and sort of have it playing in the background, and your attention is repeatedly drawn to it as you realize over and over again "hey! this is a great song!"- That is the essence of Pollard and GBV.....great songs that take time to absorb and assimilate. Far Out Crops is gorgeous and has spent months in my head....Pollard should be paying my brain rent."